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Best Buy Laptop Sale: $300 Off PCs, Macs

Best Buy Laptop Sale
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Laptops tend to be high on many back-to-school shopping lists, so it's not uncommon to find excellent laptop deals this time of year. However, one retailer is kicking things up a notch by discounting not just laptops, but a variety of laptops and desktops powered by Intel processors.  

For a limited time, Best Buy is taking up to $150 off select Intel-powered laptops and desktops (opens in new tab). Students who sign up for Best Buy's deals newsletter (free) will save an extra $100 to $150. Combined, that results in discounts of up to $300. 

Systems that eligible for student discounts are marked as such on their Best Buy product page. All you need to do to get the discount is use your edu-based e-mail to sign up for Best Buy's newsletter. You'll then receive a digital coupon code you can use on student deals.    

Best Buy PC Deals

Lenovo Yoga 730: was $849 now $549 @ Best Buy (opens in new tab)
The Yoga 730 2-in-1 features a 15.6-inch 1080p touchscreen, 1.6GHz Core i5-8265U CPU, 12GB of RAM, and a 256GB SSD. It features a flip-and-fold design, which makes it great for note taking. Students can get it for $549.99. 

Surface Book 2 w/ 256GB: was $1,499 now $1,199 @ Best Buy (opens in new tab)
The Surface Book 2 is the best detachable 2-in-1 you can buy. It packs a 13.5-inch 3000 x 2000 touch LCD, 1.7GHz i5-8350U CPU, 8GB of RAM, and a 256GB SSD. Students can get it for $1,199, which is $100 cheaper than Amazon's price (opens in new tab).  

iBUYPOWER PC w/ GTX 1660: was $849 now $749 @ Best Buy (opens in new tab)
This PC is excellent for students who want a machine that's good for both work and play. It features a 2.9GHz Core i5-9400F six-core CPU,  8GB of RAM, 1TB HDD w/ 120GB SSD, and a GTX 1660 GPU. There's no student discount on this machine, but it's still an excellent bargain at its current price. 

Dell G3 15 w/ GTX 1660 Ti: was $1,079 now $799 @ Best Buy (opens in new tab)
This might be our fave deal in Best Buy's sale. Students can get a well-equipped Dell G3 for just $799.99. This machines packs a 15.6-inch 1080p LCD, 2.4GHz Core i5-9300H CPU, 8GB of RAM, 512GB SSD, and a GTX 1660 Ti GPU. Systems with this GPU and this much capacity tend to cost closer to the $1,000 mark. 

Best Buy Apple Deals

MacBook Pro 13" (2019): was $1,299 now $1,099 @ Best Buy (opens in new tab)
Apple's 2019 MacBook Pro sports a 13-inch 2560 x 1600 Retina LCD, 2.4GHz Core i5 CPU, 8GB of RAM, and a 128GB SSD. Students can get this laptop for just $1,099, which is the cheapest price we've ever seen for this new machine.

MacBook Pro 13" (2018): was $1,299 now $999 @ Best Buy (opens in new tab)
If you don't need a Mac with the latest bells and whistles, this previous-gen model is an excellent buy. It features a 7th-gen Core i5 CPU, but offers enough power for daily tasks. At $999.99 for students, it's the cheapest MacBook Pro around. 

MacBook Air (2017): was $999 now $749 @ Best Buy (opens in new tab)
Need an affordable Mac for college? The 2017 MacBook Air may be a few years old, but it's still a solid machine with excellent battery life and an even better keyboard. It's $250 off. 

Didn't find the right machine for your budget or needs? Make sure to check out our guide to this summer's best laptop deals for more sales. 

As deals editor at Tom’s Guide, Louis is constantly looking for ways to avoid paying full price for the latest gadgets. With over 10 years of deals-hunting experience, Louis price checks against multiple retailers and searches high and low for the best deals to bring readers. A born-and-bred New Yorker, Louis is also an avid swimmer and marathoner. His work has appeared on Gizmodo, CNET, and Time Out New York.